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Texas Health & Safety Code - Section 247.002. Definitions

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§ 247.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) "Assisted living facility" means an establishment that: (A) furnishes, in one or more facilities, food and shelter to four or more persons who are unrelated to the proprietor of the establishment; and (B) provides personal care services. (2) "Board" means the Texas Board of Human Services. (3) "Controlling person" means a person who controls an assisted living facility or other person as described by Section 247.005. (4) "Department" means the Texas Department of Human Services. (5) "Personal care services" means: (A) assistance with meals, dressing, movement, bathing, or other personal needs or maintenance; (B) the administration of medication by a person licensed to administer medication or the assistance with or supervision of medication; or (C) general supervision or oversight of the physical and mental well-being of a person who needs assistance to maintain a private and independent residence in an assisted living facility or who needs assistance to manage the person's personal life, regardless of whether a guardian has been appointed for the person. (6) "Qualified religious society" means a church, synagogue, or other organization or association that is organized primarily for religious purposes and that: (A) has been in existence in this state for at least 35 years; and (B) does not distribute any of its income to its members, officers, or governing body other than as reasonable compensation for services or reimbursement of expenses. (7) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services. Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, § 114, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 637, art. 2, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 608, § 2, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, § 8.092, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 233, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1248, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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